Episode 45 - Ruaridh Jackson, ex-rugby player and Glenturret whisky

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Oct 13 2020 39 mins  

We talk to former Glasgow Warrior and Scotland rugby player Ruaridh Jackson.
We talk about retiring early due to Covid and transitioning to a career in whisky and gin.
He tells us about the re-launch of Glenturret, Scotland's oldest working distillery, describes his frustration at the recent closures of the Scottish hospitality industry and the importance of alcohol for a winter in Scotland.
Ruaridh describes the highs and lows of his rugby career, mental health in sport and learning to drink whisky to unwind after games.
He tells us about his Garden Shed Gin business, ignoring criticism on Twitter and why he wants to share a Balvenie 14 with Bob Marley on a Scottish beach.